Corgi biscuits fit for The Queen.
What could be more British than a cup of tea and a biscuit? A biscuit made to honour The Queen and decorated in red, white and blue? Especially if that biscuit was made for to celebrate a very special birthday too.
You should all know by now my weakness for a shaped cookie cutter, so when I saw that Sainsburys had made a corgi shaped cutter as part of their Queen’s birthday celebration stock, I knew it had to be mine.
I am no artist so creating those beautiful biscuits with run out icing and piped features isn’t happening anytime soon. Best I stick to a dab of glace icing and a fistful of sprinkles. Every party needs sprinkles, especially The Queen’s.
Corgi biscuits – Ingredients.
1 corgi cutter (Sainsburys) or a crown cutter would do and I’m sure these are more widely available.
150g plain flour
100g softened butter
50g caster sugar
red, white and blue sprinkles.
- Preheat the oven to 160c
- Beat together the butter and sugar using a wooden spoon.
- Using the same spoon mix in the flour.If it gets hard going use your hands to help.
- Once a dough is formed leave to rest at room temperature for 20 minutes or so.
- Roll the dough out to the a little more than the thickness of a pound coin.
- Cut out your shape and place on a parchment line baking tray.
- Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown.
- Allow to cool completely on a wire tray.
- Mix up the icing sugar with a little water to a thickish consistency. Thick enough to spread but too thick to pipe.
- Cover the biscuits in icing.
- Dip the iced biscuits into the sprinkles and press to make the sprinkles stick.
Put on the kettle, make a pot of tea and sing “Happy Birthday, Your Majesty”. It’s probably a treasonable offence to eat a corgi but……..